Neighborhood Matching Grants: 14 Projects Approved in 2019 to Champion Great Neighborhoods
By Office of Communication
Posted on September 13, 2019, September 13, 2019

The City of Arlington is continuing its work to Champion Great Neighborhoods with help from the families who call Arlington home.

In April 2019, City Council members awarded $150,000 in 14 Neighborhood Matching Grants. For a project to be considered, it must be submitted by neighbors, serve a public purpose, have a detailed timeline and meet all City codes. Each neighborhood must also contribute a 20% "grant-match" towards the project.

Residents must have their projects completed by the end of spring 2020. As of September 2019, seven of the 14 chosen projects have been finished.

The 2019 projects already completed or currently underway include:

Beautification:

Oak Canyon ($5,000 grant)

  • Entryway improvements with new landscaping

Tuscany Lakes ($13,000 grant)

  • Entryway improvements with new landscaping and lighting

Wildwood Estates ($9,750 grant)

  • Landscaping and park benches around the neighborhood pond

Cantor Park Condominiums ($8,000 grant)

  • Installation of river rock, edging and step stones throughout the complex

Deer Valley ($5,000 grant)

  • Installation of a wildflower natural preservation area within the utility easement along South Collins Street

Eden Village ($7,940 grant)

  • Entryway improvements with new landscaping and lighting

Pecan Acres ($14,590 grant)

  • Installation of security lighting, landscaping, and conversion to cluster mailboxes

Villas of Tuscany ($3,930 grant)

  • Pruning and preservation of street trees along Arkansas Lane and Park Springs Boulevard

Inniswood ($3,300 grant)

  • Installation of a “Little Free Library”, benches, and picnic tables

Inniswood ($7,020 grant)

  • Replacement of 15 private streetlights to LED fixtures

Waterwood Estates ($18,000 grant)

  • Installation of drought-tolerant plants with stone edging along Arkansas Lane and Perkins Place

Community Identity

Lakewood ($9,210 grant)

  • Installation of two entryway signs at primary intersections

Recreational Amenities

La Frontera ($20,260 grant)

  • Expansion of the existing playground in the neighborhood park off of Mansfield Webb Road

Southwind ($25,000 grant)

  • Installation of sidewalks and bridge over the drainage easement, with landscaping

If you have a vision for your neighborhood, the City is now accepting applications for another round of grants. Applications must be submitted by Nov. 1, 2019. 

You can learn more about the program and grant writing process at a series of informational meetings. 

Meeting schedule:

  • 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at the Northeast Branch Library
  • 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, Southeast Branch Library
  • 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, George W. Hawkes Library
  • 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, West Police Station
  • 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, East Police Station

Questions can alsi be sent by email to neighborhoods@arlingtontx.gov.

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